National Banana Bread Day is celebrated on February 23rd of every year. Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. Banana bread is usually moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread. Few banana bread recipes are made in the traditional style of making bread. These banana bread are made with variations like banana raisin bread, banana nut bread, chocolate chip banana bread, banana bread muffins. Banana bread is a delicious baked good, and it is classified as a quick bread or tea cake.
“I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore.” – George Burns
History of National Banana Bread Day
The origin of National banana bread day’s origin is still unknown. The banana was introduced to America in the 16th century by Portuguese sailors who brought the fruits from West Africa. Banana quickly became one of the most popular fruits on the market. Within a short time, bananas became a star ingredient in dessert recipes. The first cookbook that mentioned banana bread in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook, which was published during the Great Depression. Culinary historians believe that a resourceful homemaker who did not want to throw away over-ripe bananas may have invented the original recipe. In 1930, with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder, banana bread first became a standard element of American cookbooks. Later banana bread was developed in corporate kitchens to publicize flour and soda products.
Other Celebrations on February 23
February 23 is also celebrated as
- International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
- Curling is Cool Day
- Play Tennis Day
- National Chili Day
- Digital Learning Day
How to celebrate National Banana Bread Day
National Banana Bread Day can be observed by baking any one of your favorite banana bread and sharing it with your friends and family. One can attempt to experiment with a new recipe of banana bread to make this day a special one. There are many variations on this classic, so to celebrate this day, bake a delicious loaf with delicious add-ins like chocolate chips, berries, or nuts. If one hasn’t tried to cook banana bread, then this day is the best to bake one. Even those people who are allergic to fresh bananas can eat banana bread as the enzymes will be killed during cooking. Share your thoughts about the day on social media by using the hashtag #BananaBreadDay.
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